iPhone 5S (graphite)

More details are trickling in regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5S revision and a brand new plastic iPhone 5C. An interesting confirmation concerning the devices’s rumored colors has come to light Monday, independently via both a new batch of photographs that purportedly depict the iPhone 5S chassis and a post on the popular Chinese micro-blogging site.

Not only will the iPhone 5S be allegedly provided in the controversial new gold/champagne variant, but also in the stylish graphite finish – a first for the iPhone. As for the iPhone 5C, expect that device to be offered in at least four different colors, among them a deep greenish blue color…

According to a picture an unnamed source posted to Pingguohui, Sina.com’s news channel dedicated to Apple, the entry-level iPhone 5C will come in four polycarbonate plastic chassis variants: green, blue, white and pink.

These images are in line with a June report by the Japanese blog Macotakara which first asserted the iPhone 5C should borrow the color palette of the iPhone 4 bumpers, including a bright orange variant.

As for the the iPhone 5S, that device should be available in two editions, black and gold/black, the poster wrote. Indeed, blogger Sonny Dickson has already shared on his blog a set of photos depicting this new graphite iPhone 5S flavor, pictured in this post.

iPhone 5S (graphite, gold, Sonny Dickson 001)
A rumored gold iPhone 5S (left) next to a graphite variant (right)

He claims to have seen the iPhone 5S shells in four colors thus far: gold, slate, white with silver trim and now “a grey or graphite color with a black trim”. Sonny’s post contains at least a dozen additional high-quality images so check it out for more awesomeness.

Another piece of evidence: a pic by repair shop Mendmyi that apparently shows the iPhone 5S’s graphite/champagne volume/mute buttons next to their slate and silver counterparts from the iPhone 5.

iPhone5S buttons (Modmyi 001)

Perhaps surprisingly enough, the repair shop claims that Apple may be planning to offer the iPhone 5S only in two basic color options: the gold/champagne and black/graphite.

Remember, Apple currently offers the iPhone 5 in just two variants: the white/silver and black/slate combos. If the rumors are true, Apple should formally announce the iPhone 5S/5C at an upcoming September 10 media event, though the company has yet to send out invites.

So, do you like the graphite iPhone 5S look?

It reminds you a bit of the original iPhone, no?

  • Burge

    Looks better that the gold one..I just might have to upgrade the 4s now

    • therealjjohnson

      Is your use of the 4S based solely of cosmetics currently?

      • Malay Mody

        my use of the 4S is somewhat based on cosmetics. the design is far superior with all-glass on the front and back IMO

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      • Burge

        My upgrade is dew when the 5s is released. I was going to keep it until the i6 is out but I kind of like the look of the graphite one..the look of a device it what sells a device.. If it’s not eye pleasing you will not buy it..

      • TeChNoStyLeZ

        the samsung devices give you eye cancer xD Whole device covered in plastic , they still sell like crazy because of the features they have.

      • Burge

        What you think of samsung devices is up to you . If a device looked really bad it wouldn’t sell..and I do mean bad

    • Kaptivator

      My thoughts as well. Was going to hold out for the 6, but the graphite looks too nice to pass up.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    More options is a good thing. The graphite looks somewhat close to a raw metal.

  • Choice would be nice, i like a silver back with black display.

    • OMG

      me too cause it looks like the mac book pro case design

    • Yunsar

      iPod touch 5th gen 16GB, and Samsung Galaxy S4

      • quitcherbichinn

        first gen iPhone.

  • Willie

    im guessing the white and silver iphone 5 will evolve to the white and gold 5s
    and the black and slate iphone 5 will evolve to a black and graphite 5s. this change should most likely “fit” into the minimalism of ios

    • Boss

      I hope not I love the all black iDevices don’t really like that gold one it looks too Kardashian and I find the white iPhones girly

      • Willie

        i still think apple would not release 4 iphones. 4 5s and 5 iphone 5c is crazy

      • Kaptivator

        They just may release different color options. Hopefully so. I have had all black and dont really care for the white. But the graphite, if true, looks really nice. Would deff pre-order it.

  • Microsoften

    No iPhone 5C YELLOW? 🙁

    • 3aloo1

      Looks like SH*T
      Why do you want it

  • iosPixel

    Love it, with a grey trim ill probably own it.

  • Joseph liong

    More color option is better..:)

  • Yes

    Fk it. I am getting that gold.

  • batongxue

    2 Weeks to go!

  • OMG

    that graphite 5S is hoooot as hell… OMG it is soo damn sexy

  • pauleebe

    Yep, called it. Apple wouldn’t offer two “light” 5S’ and only one “dark” 5S

  • RV

    still black with white display.

  • Bet this is fake

  • laszlo gaspar

    i’m loving the graphite color, it looks so much better than the current grayish iPhone 5 back

    • 3aloo1

      Same to me

  • bw00ds

    For me, if the gold was framed in black instead of white, that would look really executive.

  • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

    Dont get why al the hate is about. I bet 80% of all the people whining in this post will get a cheap plastic cover for their iphone regardless what the color is…

  • quitcherbichinn

    i’d sell every single one of you for a graphite/black shell! reminds me of the first gen iPhone which was pretty sexy!

    • Malay Mody

      you would sell us?

      • quitcherbichinn

        it’s a joke. in other words i really want it and i’d give anything for it. try on your funny bone and not your stick stuck up your ass take everything so seriously bone.

  • Joseph A. Ahmad

    I would have to see the finished product. I was definitely thinking about getting the black/slate 5S, but if graphite is the only option, I’ll go with it. It does look nice, but I bet it will look even better as a finished product.

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  • 3aloo1

    More colors More business